My Blog

Hippiedom and the New Society

‘Neo-Hippies’ are back, it seems, in fashion. But I suspect many are like ‘neo-capitalists’ with little conscience. Perhaps it is being like Sir Richard Branson with...

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Trump and May

Donald Trump is absurd. He is not only a racist and misogynist and believes in torture but an extreme right-winger who denies the existence of climate change. It seems...

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Castro and Cuba

The ‘Jefe Maximo’ (Supreme Leader) Fidel Castro is dead. He may have become been a towering figure in the 20th century but for many he was a highly controversial and...

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Turkey’s Failed Coup

I've been going to Turkey's Western and Southern shores for the last five years.I have got to know well the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean. My most recent book...

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Peter Marshall’s impressive history is a well-argued and absorbing account of astrology’s grip on the imagination, and an eloquent defence of its importance in our lives … fascinating

Gary Lachman, The Guardian

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Reading about anarchism is stimulating and funny and sad. What more can you ask of a book?

Isabel Colegate, The Times